My Livnot Experience: Rachel Nerenbaum, Onward Israel Internship


By: Dave Young, Onward Israel/Livnot U’Lehibanot Intern June 15, 2015

Rachel Nerenbaum is currently on a six-week internship program Onward Israel and Livnot U’Lehibanot. As part of the program, she is interning for a leading water management systems company in the area, Galcon. I got to catch up with her a bit today and learn more about her internship and what exciting opportunities it has provided for Rachel and her community.

“Galcon is a leading manufacturer of smart monitoring and control irrigation solutions for homeowners, professionals, and agricultural businesses. It has distributors in 60 different countries around the world, and is currently expanding even more. It’s located on a Kibbutz called Kfar Blum in Northern Israel.”

galcon“While I’m at Galcon, I will be working with the head of communications as a marketing intern. I am given different assignments and responsibilities every day. This week, I have been editing a lot of documents such as warranties, directions on how to use the products, and also copies of the box design that the products will go in. Editing these documents made me believe that I am actually going to be useful here. Everyone at the company speaks Hebrew as their first language, and struggles a bit with some of the grammatical rules of the English language. They have a lot to teach me, but it’s nice to know that I can teach them too.”

rachelgalcon“Besides editing documents, I am also in charge of completing my own marketing plan for them. This is exciting because I have free range to do what I want with the plan, and I also have an opportunity to present it to the CEO of the company. I have a lot to do, as the company is constantly growing and changing. I just created a Facebook page for the company and am excited to see it grow. This is what I am mostly looking forward to.”

“There are also a lot of competitors in the market for irrigation, which is pushing me to be more competitive myself. I have gained a specific kind of loyalty for Galcon, and I really do support their products and business. It makes my job so much more enjoyable now that I strongly align with the company and truly want them to succeed. I know that I can enhance this company’s marketing campaign a lot with the skills I have learned in my agricultural communications classes at the University of Georgia.”

We’re wishing all our best to Rachel in her future endeavors, both inside and outside the internship experience. If you’re a former, current, or future Livnot chevre who wants to share your story, please contact [email protected]

Meir Paltiel
Meir Paltiel
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Originally from Syracuse, NY, Meir received his BA in American History and Political Science from Tulane University and his MS in Resource Management from SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry. He arrived in Israel in 1992, served in the Nahal Infantry Unit before moving to Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu. On Kibbutz, Meir was Assistant Manager of the... Read More